Isaiah Treyvon Rogers, 17
Isaiah Treyvon Rogers, a 17-year-old black teen, was fatally shot on Thursday, May 25, in the 1200 block of West 93rd Street in the Westmont area of South Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Isaiah was walking with his brother and a friend in the 1200 block of West 95th Street, a few blocks from home, when a vehicle slowly drove up and began to chase them about 9 p.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
The teens split up and ran, with Isaiah heading for his home on West 93rd Street, Mendoza said. The people in the car caught up with him, Mendoza said, and Isaiah was shot in his driveway, where he collapsed.
A neighbor called 911, but Isaiah was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:05 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Investigators don’t have any suspect information, Mendoza said, and they are not sure if someone got out of the car to shoot Isaiah or shot at him from the vehicle.
“We know there were a couple of individuals in the car but we don’t know race or anything, whether they were adults or teenagers,” he said. “And we think he was targeted, yes. The other two were not shot.”
Isaiah’s mother, Lakisha Walker, told KTLA 5 News that her son had been with her inside their house shortly before the shooting. She said he'd just gone into the back alleyway with a friend to get his younger brother.
She described Isaiah as a loving, helpful person who hoped to join the Army. Both Walker and investigators said Rogers was not a gang member.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.